I Haven’t Made It, So I Have to Press Past The Past

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:13-14‬ ‭ I remember memorizing the scripture when my... Continue Reading →

He’s Watching and Waiting

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.””‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭ There are days, where I don’t feel very righteous. I can be cranky, judgmental, and negative even on a good day. On... Continue Reading →

Mountaintop Moments and Lessons in the Valley

As we were driving down Route 66, we would pass through the mountains and then the valleys. Over and over, I would see a few magnificent houses that I can imagine have amazing views seated at the mountain tops. They would be followed by small and large communities built in the valleys below. I am... Continue Reading →

Be Intentional

“And He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.” Luke‬ ‭24:50-53‬ ‭ESV‬‬ The last... Continue Reading →

The Secret of the Garden

In my devotion today, from The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn, "Into the Garden" Day 282, I read how God placed man (Adam) into the garden (Genesis 2:15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.), a place of His blessings. The garden... Continue Reading →

Bless the Lord

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your... Continue Reading →

I am

I am a native of my community. I was born and raised in the same local place. Then so moved away and spent a little more than a decade out of state before finding my way back home. That also describes my relationship with God and church. I grew up in church, from the time... Continue Reading →

Little Surprises

A few weeks ago, I had an unexpected surprise in the midst of mourning.  I had been at my grandmother's visitation, and while catching up with family is nice, my heart was sad.  It had been a long day as my grandfather had a heart attack that morning so I had spent the day at... Continue Reading →

POD: Your 2018 miracles

Look around you, in the physical space you are right now. Look at the walls, on the shelves, in the fridge, under the covers. Look in the drawer. Or in your closet. Look out the window if you need to. In your kid’s room. Maybe even look at your own skin, your own body. Look in... Continue Reading →

The Farmer’s Worldview

POD #11: The Farmer's Worldview I have a motto, "The only thing constant is change."  Not that change is always easy, but endings are normal.  That doesn't mean endings are not painful but they are usually necessary. Endings open the door for new beginnings. There is a commitment I know that I need to end - it is over... Continue Reading →

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